Monday, March 12, 2007

I haven't decided yet, but it's nice to be loved.

From my inbox, circa 4:09 pm today:

Dear Me:

You will be receiving a formal letter and admissions package shortly, but I want to quickly let you know that the Ph.D. admissions committee, after reviewing many candidates, has recommended you for admission for Fall 2007. A very small percent of applicants receive approval for admission, so this indicates that the Committee views your background and achievements as exceptional.

I am also pleased to inform you that we are awarding you financial aid for four years of study. (The details of the financial aid offer will also arrive with the formal letter.)

All the committee members were very impressed with both your past work and your future research plans, and we are excited about the prospects of you moving up to the doctoral program. You already know about UM's vibrant intellectual environment, and you will find that as a doctoral student you will be in an even better position to take advantage of these resources -- both within the planning program and across campus.

Don't hesitate to stop by or email me if you have any questions. Feel free to talk to Profs. Shatkin, Fishman or any other faculty member with questions. I look forward to hearing from you.

Congratulations and best regards,

Scott Campbell
Chair, Doctoral Admissions Committee